Usually it’s the blogosphere where you find pieces criticizing mainstream media outlets on those occasions when they display an uncomfortable editorial tone-deafness, but in this case, the shoe is on the other foot and I can almost detect a faint tone of glee in the exposure. Although to me, it just seems like another example of how the lines between old and new media blur a little more every day.
It makes me yearn for a simpler time when I could be disappointed by the Washington Post’s embrace of all things boobtastic.
This From The Rumble Seat post about Georgia Tech’s recruitment of Demetris Robertson is about as classic an example of “so you’re saying there’s a chance” wistfulness as you’ll ever read.
Bonus points for “As for how georgia (sic) fits in to Robertson’s recruitment, it’s fairly unclear…”. Yeah, the genius’ offense is clearly a better fit for Robertson’s skill set than any other in college football.
It’s not every day you see a university chancellor’s office get involved in a pissing match with a college football blogger. In fact, I’m hardpressed to think of a time when any school released a statement tagging someone with a cow dung reference as a nickname. (Not that Chip Brown is any paragon of accuracy.)
I’d end this with a bit of “stay classy, dudes” snark, but I think they’re way past that stage already.
Steve Sarkisian has sued Southern Cal for wrongful termination. Not much of a surprise there, I suppose.
But contained in his complaint (see page 8) is one of the greatest things I’ve ever read.
A great moment in the history of American journalism. Simply boobtastic.
I could have taken the complaining at this symposium a lot more seriously if Michael Wilbon hadn’t played the “people sit in their mother’s basements and write this crap” card.
Damn, that shit was lame a decade ago. Although I should probably give him credit for not bringing up shaving and showering.
Some perspective on the current situation – okay, some lengthy perspective on the current situation – from Doug Gillett, who resurrects Hey Jenny Slater. for the occasion.
And for a guy who insisted Brice Ramsey was a mortal lock to start at quarterback this season, Dean Legge sounds like someone possessed with the fury of a thousand suns. Makes you wonder if he lost a bet.
Really, this kinda freaks me out.
UPDATE: This is what doubling down looks like.
So there I was last night, minding my own business, scouring the Internets for reactions to the Lambert news, when this popped up on Twitter:
David, since you asked… Cue the tuneage.
And away we go.
That’s the point when I jumped into the conversation.
And got this in response.
How much of Lambert’s statistical shortcomings in 2014 fall on him and how much on his surrounding cast of coaches and teammates is the big question – one that we’ll start getting a handle on this Saturday.
If you remember the three questions I posted earlier this week that I answered for the fellows over at The Student Section, you can find my answers and theirs at these three links: